National / International News

Sending ice to Antarctica

BBC - 5 hours 5 min ago
The plan to send ice from the Alps to Antarctica

Queen's Speech 'test of good faith'

BBC - 5 hours 14 min ago
The SNP say the Queen's Speech will be a test of the UK government's "good faith" when it comes to devolving more power to Scotland.

Counting crowds by phones and tweets

BBC - 5 hours 33 min ago
A study tests the idea that large crowds can be counted using data from mobile phone usage and Twitter.

UK nations 'have biggest skills gap'

BBC - 5 hours 42 min ago
UK nations have some of the biggest skills gaps between young people who are not in education, employment or training and those in work, suggests a study.

SpaceX cleared for military launches

BBC - 5 hours 47 min ago
The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.

Papers look forward to Queen's Speech

BBC - 5 hours 51 min ago
Wednesday's newspapers look forward to what will be in the Queen's Speech, and there is annoyance in some quarters that the Human Rights Act repeal is not expected to feature.

Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty

NPR News - 5 hours 59 min ago

The move sets up a showdown Wednesday with lawmakers in the state's unicameral legislature. A close vote is expected as lawmakers try to override the veto.

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Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 Lives In India

NPR News - 6 hours 15 min ago

Most of the deaths have occurred in southern Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. But high temperatures persist across much of the country of 1 billion people.

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Howe is LMA manager of the year

BBC - 6 hours 34 min ago
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is named the League Managers' Association manager of the year.

VIDEO: Photo project addresses Lebanon racism

BBC - 6 hours 40 min ago
BBC News hears how an exhibition is highlighting Lebanon's ethnic diversity to address racism.

VIDEO: Turkey's fast train to success?

BBC - 6 hours 41 min ago
Will Turkey's infrastructure projects, such as this high-speed train, prove to be a vote-winner for the governing AK Party?

VIDEO: Visit to Taiwan's Hello Kitty restaurant

BBC - 6 hours 41 min ago
Children and adults alike have been flocking to one of Taiwan's newest themed restaurants, where almost every item of food and much of the decor features Hello Kitty's iconic face.

'Coasting' schools improvement plan

BBC - 6 hours 42 min ago
A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England is expected to be announced in the Queen's Speech.

How will the new Right to Buy work?

BBC - 6 hours 43 min ago
The extension to Mrs Thatcher's Right to Buy scheme - controversial at the time - promises to be one of the first big controversies of the new Conservative government.

Strike changes: what do they mean?

BBC - 6 hours 43 min ago
How tough will the new voting rules be?

Bolt wins 200m on European return

BBC - 6 hours 46 min ago
Usain Bolt wins his first race of the year in Europe, but fails to break 20 seconds in the 200m at the Golden Spike meet.

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

NPR News - 6 hours 52 min ago

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

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Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'

BBC - 7 hours 38 sec ago
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.

VIDEO: Where war still rages in eastern Ukraine

BBC - 7 hours 19 min ago
The conflict in Ukraine is entering its second year and a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.

How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

NPR News - 7 hours 35 min ago

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.

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